The vibrant colors of fruits & veggies aren’t only nice to look at. They also tell us which special disease-fighting phytonutrients are inside. Most people don’t get enough phytonutrients.  Learn what the phytonutrients do. And how much of each you need to fight disease and stay stronger for longer. These “color deficiencies” increase our risk 

5 Mobility Exercises to Improve Your Skating Stride

A stride in hockey is a very complex movement that incorporates range of motion, strength, power and balance all with perfect timing. If one area is weak or compromised, a skater will never reach his or her potential. I had the pleasure of working with the legendary physiologist Jack Blatherwick, also known as Cardiac Jack 

Health and Fitness Tips During the Pandemic

As part of the rules of social distancing to fight off the outbreak of Covid-19, we shudder ourselves in our homes. The stress and the worry may lead us into unhealthy habits in other ways. We may look to comfort foods to make ourselves feel better. We may snack more often out of boredom. Although there is more free time to exercise, fear keeps us inside on the couch streaming more TV.

Training for Roller Hockey vs Ice Hockey

Roller hockey can seem very similar to ice hockey at times, but can also seem vastly different. Roller hockey typically has less players on a team than ice and only four skaters on each side during play. One would think, less players would mean shorter shifts on the ice, but the opposite is the norm. In addition, ice hockey is a more physical sport that includes checking at many levels. Laura Veharanta, Captain of the 2019 World Champion USA Roller Hockey Team stated “I'd say the biggest difference 

The Power of Antioxidants

With many athletes currently in isolation due to COVID-19, helping them adjust their nutrition — including adding antioxidants — is key.


Now that we are basically on lock down, I’m trying to catch up on all the reading and education I’ve been unable to get done in the recent past. I’m came across a timely article by Lisa Dorman in Training and Conditioning. Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, aka "The Running Nutritionist," 

Compete Offers Online and Virtual Training and Rehab Programs

Our online and virtual sessions goal is to navigate you through a personalized training or rehab program when you are unable to meet with our staff in person. Compete now offers sports performance, personal training, and sports rehab programs that fit your specific needs. 

Planning Your Off Season

As the hockey season winds down and off season kicks into high gear, this is the time to plan out the coming months to allow for rest, recovery, proper training on and off the ice and preparation for the upcoming season. This can be an overwhelming task as the season ends and there is already pressure to prepare for next year. One way to plan for this hectic time is to print a calendar out from now until September when the season starts to kick into full swing. 

Exercise of the Month

Exercise of the Month: Lunge with overhead press

Key Training Tips for the Post Season

As the season begins to wind down and playoffs are around the corner, it’s time to take a look at your training and recovery program and see if you need to modify it. The season can be very demanding on athletes with practices, lessons, games, tournaments, travel and workouts, not to mention school and having time to just be a kid. It not only affects athletes physically, but also mentally. Athletes may feel tired, physically sore, mentally drained or dealing with an injury that all may affect their performance. These feelings may also reduce the fun of playing the game, which to me is more important than performance.

Exercise of the Month

Nordic Hamstring Curl